Busy week in search at the Search Engine Roundtable. Google provided the 17 search quality changes they made in January, one being a change to how they pipe in Panda into the overall algorithm. Webmasters are noticing major shifts in the Google rankings and traffic. Google also updated PageRank this week. Google is testing a new navigation bar. Bing has a new design for their search results - it seems to be a test. Users are reporting issues with searching Google without cookies. SEOs are testing image changes to the authorship markup to increase click through rates. Google said SEO isn't good for users or the Internet at large. There is a bug in Google Maps that removed business owner photos from the map results. Google AdSense is causing security errors on some Internet Explorer browsers. WolframAlpha launched a paid pro version, it looks sweet. I am running another Panda poll, which I hope to post the result on Panda's anniversary. Finally, Google had a special logo for Charles Dickens. That was this past week at the Search Engine Roundtable.
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Search Topics of Discussion:
- February 17: Latest Google Search Quality Updates
- Did Google Just Say Panda Is Now A Rolling Update?
- A Google Search Results Shuffle Happening
- Google PageRank Update: February 2012
- Google Changes Navigation Bar Again
- Bing's New Design For Search Results
- Google Search Requiring Cookies? Google Says No
- Optimize Your Google Authorship Image To Increase CTR
- Google: SEO Isn't Good For Users Or The Internet
- Bug? Google Maps Drops Owner Uploaded Photos
- Google AdSense Causing IE8 Security Warnings
- Wolfram|Alpha Adds Pro Services For A Fee
- 2012 Poll: Did Your Site Recover From The Google Panda Update?
- Google Logo For 200th Birthday Of Charles Dickens